As all work at home moms know, it pays to be prepared for summertime so you can still get some decent work hours in. Khan Academy is especially strong in math and sciences and is working on expanding their humanities offering.
If local your local public school has not already started, then it is starting next week. For many parents, something in your gut is telling you not to put your kids back in public school this year. You are tempted to homeschool. But what do you do? Where do you start?
Encourage your child to join children’s groups that are dedicated to issues like the environment, animals or other issues that your child feels deeply about.
This summer is when my oldest is going to get more involved in helping with meal preparation. She can already make a few basic foods such as scrambled eggs; now it’s time for her to learn more and to get more comfortable with the whole process.
Let your child alter and decorate at least some of her possessions however she likes. For instance, let her paint and personalize her dresser, and draw on one wall of her room (put up large sheets of paper if necessary).
How it works: This app has lots of educational stuff loaded in it. Khan Academy features hundreds of video classes on each subject with a blink of eye, easy quality and supportive visual aids. It also helps teachers for the academic in their class room.
Play lots of games together — and not just educational ones. Fun games include charades, Apples to Apples, Pictionary, Boggle, The Scrambled States of America and Hyperslide.
Even prestigious universities like Stanford, Yale and MIT offer free courses with the same professors that college students spend thousands of dollars to take. The catch? You don’t get college credit. But you will get an education. And you can use the money that would have been spent on getting a degree to launch your career and move out of your parents’ house before your 30th birthday.